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Durham University

St John's College

Conferences and visitors

St John's College is situated in the historic heart of the ancient city of Durham, within a World Heritage site. Only a stone's throw away from Durham Cathedral, our College boasts a series of interconnected Georgian houses, as well as secluded gardens and lawns stretching down to the River Wear.

We offer friendly and efficient service, comfortable accommodation, excellent food and an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area. Whether you are organising a large conference or function, or you just want to stay for bed and breakfast on your next visit to Durham, our team will be delighted to discuss your requirements with you – just give us a call or drop us a line.


"We were genuinely impressed by the friendliness of the staff and the generosity of spirit we encountered."

Chris Price, PhD Music, Graduation Dinner guest June 2018


Contact our team

Conference/Domestic Manager

Mrs Sue Hobson

+44 (0)191 334 3877


Conference/Catering Manager

Mrs Alison Bradshaw 

+44 (0)191 334 3852

St John's College, Durham is a recognised College of Durham University and incorporates Cranmer Hall. Charity No. 1141701 Limited Company No. 113496 (England and Wales) VAT No. 334 6364 57.